If you have recently moved into a new home, there’s a good chance you have a lot to store. The question is: where? Read this quick guide to get organized and make the adjustment to your new home as smooth as possible.
Appoint a Central Location for a Majority of All Storage First and foremost, a storage room or space should be designated as a place to host all goods and decorations that aren’t used on a year-round basis. It’s important to keep these in one centralized location so that you can always know where to go when it’s time to dig up some holiday decorations or dust off an old yearbook. The attic and basement are the most traditionally used spaces; but if these aren’t available to you, the garage or an unused room can work just as well.
Once you have all seasonal decorations and garage equipment appointed to a main location, you will next want to decide on the type of furniture to use to store your home’s remaining goods. Three other main types of furniture that are essential for efficient storage include:
Armoire Usually placed in the bedroom, armoires serve multiple storage purposes; however, to get the best use out of an armoire you will want to take stock of how you prefer your clothes to be organized. To avoid a clustered singular space for your clothes, an armoire can balance the load and act as a second space so that it’s easier to parse through your outfits as opposed to crawling through a dense heap.
Shelves Applicable to the bathroom, kitchen, living room, and practically any aspect of a home’s interior, shelves are vital storage devices. Built into the wall, floating wall shelves are excellent at utilizing a room’s perimeter and providing an eye-level view of the items placed atop them. Other styles like corner shelves can be used to place cherished family heirlooms and pictures, while wire shelves are more suitable for bulkier objects thus are best utilized in the garage or laundry room.
Bookcases Despite what the name may imply, bookcases can be used to store additional goods other than books alone. Install a bookcase into a home office, study, or even the living room if it can work with the design. Place antiques, bins, recipe books, and other items onto a bookshelf for easy, accessible use.